Who knew that so many Alice Deal faculty & parents could dance the Wobble? An all-star crowd rocked the lower gallery and Deal cafeteria Saturday night, playing vintage Arcade games, sipping Cape Codders,  snacking on PopRocks and of course dancing the night away. Thank you to everyone who came out and for all those parents, teachers and community who supported the Deal Gala & Auction online. Thanks to your generosity and the hard work of our incredible Gala Committee led by ADCA President Maan Sacdalan & VP Leonie Stephenson, we raised $80,000 so far, including $25,000 for Principal Neal's Fund a Need Campaign for new SMART Boards. And we aren't done yet. We will be auctioning off our remaining Auction items and party slots and promoting the Principal's Fund a Need Campaign through the end of February. Check out our items here and Donate to the Principal's Fund here.

Auction item winners: pick up begins Thursday, 2/14 at the Deal Welcome Center, or Saturday, 2/16 from 10-12pm.

SUMMER 2019 - RISE Program

Registration for the 2019 Deal RISE Program will open on Monday, February 4 at 9:00 am. Our RISE Program is dedicated to helping students build a bridge from elementary school to middle school. Please click here to register!

VERANO 2019 - Programa RISE

La inscripción para el Programa RISE de Deal 2019 se abrirá el lunes 4 de febrero a las 9:00 de la mañana. Nuestro programa de RISE está dedicado a ayudar a los estudiantes a construir un puente desde la escuela primaria hasta la secundaria. ¡Por favor haz clic aquí para registrar!


After school activities

After school activities continue this spring! This is a great way to get involved and to meet new friends. All clubs are held from 3:30-4:30 pm unless announced otherwise.* Visit the Clubs and Activities page for a full list of spring clubs, meeting locations, and sponsors.


SMART Boards are expensive, costing approx. $4000 a board and we have more than 100 hardworking teachers here at Deal who need new SMART boards. Ms Neal has set a goal $50,000 for her Fund a Need campaign in 2019. We raised $25,000 last night at the gala which will help us get six new boards. We need your help and support to get to $50K. Every dollar raised will go directly to the SMART Board campaign. Thank you to all those who donated last night!  Learn more about the Smart Board campaign and here's a link to donate.


Gala Co-Chairs: Maan Sacdalan & Leonie Stephenson; Our Dazzling Decorators & Events Team: Carrie Cohen, Susan Shorters, Peter Boyce, Stacy Boykin, Lisa Connor, Adrianne Smith, Susan Shorters, Meagan Cahill, and Hugh Morris; Master of Ceremonies: Michael Orlove. Procurement: Sanda Blank; Click here for full list of volunteers.



Don’t forget to use the Alice Deal Community Association’s Amazon storefront when you shop. Using our special Alice Deal Amazon storefront when you shop earns the ADCA a percentage of our sales. Shop here!



Students who use Metrorail, Metrobus, and DC Circulator to get to school and school-related activities need to obtain the new Kids Ride Free Program SmarTrip® card. (This is separate from students' DC One Card.) If you would like to request a Kids Ride Free SmarTrip Card, complete the KRF Request Form. This is only for Alice Deal Middle School students.
Visit kidsridefree.dc.gov for more, or email naima.chambliss@dc.gov.

Photo credit: Niamh Brennan

Photo credit: Niamh Brennan


Congratulations to the incredible cast & crew and directors of Seussical, Deal's first ever 7th grade musical. The cast and crew put on a Broadway-quality show and we are so proud. 

From the magical sets to the magical worlds you created on stage, you were AMAZING!  Thank you to our directors, our parent volunteers, our sponsors and all the members of the ADCA for their hard work putting on the show.  Deal Theatre is 100 percent community supported. A special thanks to Maan Sacdalan, our ADCA President, who designed the program guide,  worked the concessions stand at every show and made Seussical-themed snacks (and she doesn't even have a 7th grader!).

Click here to see more photos from the show and get more info on Deal Theater.

Weekly Bulletin

Principal's Message:
February 10, 2019

Principal's Message:

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Deal Community for an AWESOME Gala and Auction. This event continues to be one of my favorites. A special shout out to all of the staff and teachers who came out to have a little fun on a Saturday night. A special thank you to our custodial staff and Mr. Clark for ensuring that the Gala and Auction was so successful.

Honor Assemblies
This week we will celebrate the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who are on the Honor Roll and received Principal's Honors for the Second Advisory. Each of the celebrations will take place in the cafeteria during the advisory period.

February 11 - 8th Grade
February 12 - 6th Grade
February 14 - 7th Grade

February Break We are all looking forward to the upcoming February Break. Please be reminded that there is no school for students from February 18 through February 22. We wish a bon voyage to our two groups of students and staff who will be traveling to Costa Rica and Guatemala.  

Onward and Upward!

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